Society of Mary

The Society of Mary is one of the three Anglican devotional societies—dedicated to and under the patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Society was founded in 19th-Century England as part of the Oxford Movement—an attempt to bring the lapsed Church back to its Catholic beliefs and practices.

It encourages reverence and devotion to the Mother of God through participation in the Festivals of Our Lady, and through service in the world driven by our love for Mary and her love for all who are in need.

The Society of Mary at St. Michael and All Angels’

Society of Mary at the Diocesan Convention
Society members after volunteering
at the Broadway Assistance Center.

We have a large and very active presence here at St. Michael’s—known as “Mary Queen of the Angels” Ward. It is one of the largest Wards in the Americas Region and the only one in the State of Colorado—which gives us a special responsibility to serve Our Lady with abundant prayer and devotion and through an active spirit of service and evangelism.

Click here to read about the Society in the Advent 2012 issue of the Colorado Episcopalian.

Our members pray the Rosary on the second Saturday of the month at 9:30 am, after which the Ward meets for fellowship, to learn more about Mary, and to discuss a wide variety of worship activities and service projects. Non-members are most welcome!

Those projects include:

  • Donning aprons at the Broadway Assistance Center to serve meals every fifth Thursday to those in need—we also provide much needed clothing to the Center.
  • Organizing and sponsoring “Quiet Days” in both Advent and Lent—which are open to the entire Diocese.
  • Organizing pot luck suppers in the parish hall following Mass at all Marian holy days.
  • Channeling service participation as a Ward in important parish activities such as Spring and Fall cleanup days and Rummage Sale activities.